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Blade’s design sales manager, Colin Hand, and senior landscape designer, Tom Wilhelm, lend their advice to Wellesley Weston Magazine‘s readers regarding improving their home’s curb appeal, without breaking the bank. Sticking with classic styles, clean lines, and creating an engaging “entry experience” are a few of their suggestions – be sure to check out the entire article to learn more about this very common question.
Every year our team gets bigger and better. And so it is again – we’re looking for talented (and fun) people to make a Blade of Grass even more amazing. If you’re a landscape architect, an experienced account or project manager, fine gardener, mason, crew leader, irrigation technician, or just have a passion for landscape design, check out our latest job postings. If you’re ready to make a great career move, apply today or call us to learn more.
Today we were notified that a Blade of Grass has been awarded “Best Of Customer Service 2019” from Houzz, an ever-growing web resource for landscape and home design. This award holds special meaning for us as we take great pride in the close relationships we form with our clients – many have been with us since our start 25 years ago! If you haven’t already, be sure to see our portfolios and featured articles on Houzz and leave your feedback. Be sure to also see our other awards.
A big thanks to Boston Magazine for hosting yet another fantastic Best of Boston® Home reception. This years event was hosted at the Boston Design Center’s newly renovated Drydock Hall and was packed with local architects, designers, builders, craftspeople, shops, and showrooms. The evening included lots of food(!), many hilarious photos, great music, and a silent auction for Boston Building Resources to support of their mission to help homeowners to increase the efficiency and value of their homes.
We’re thrilled to announce that a Blade of Grass has been named “Best Landscape Design/Build, West” by Boston Magazine and will be featured in their 2019 Best of Boston® Home issue. It’s an honor to be recognized by such a respected institution, and share the stage with so many talented designers, artists, and architects. Thank you, Boston Magazine, and to you, our wonderful clients!
A farm-to-table experience like none other, the Natick Community Organic Farm is once again hosting their annual Harvest Dinner event. Included with the tickets are lakeside tasting of sustainable wines, organic and local beer & natural sodas, oysters, locally-made cheeses, tasty hors d’oeuvres, and a buffet meal of NCOF’s finest produce and meats. Mingle with other farm supporters as you check out and bid on wonderful silent auction items. The meal is lovingly prepared by the Wellesley College Club’s talented chefs and provided by NCOF and over 30 local food and drink producers. Make your reservations today.
Jim Douthit sits with Boston Voyager to highlight his path from Hawaii to Boston and recount the humble beginnings of a Blade of Grass. An innate love of gardens, a few key connections, a lot of hard work, and two-plus decades later, the company has designed Boston’s most beautiful properties. To read the entire interview visit Boston Voyager.
It’s wedding season and Boston Design Guide has a quick look at a few backyard options for the big day, including one of our properties. As designers we always consider it a high honor when our clients host an event as special as a wedding in their own gardens. If you’re in the throes of ceremony planning, or just want to be inspired, check out their gallery.
The writers at Houzz explore the many uses of gravel in the garden and throughout your property, with a few examples from our Boston-area clients. From permeable paths and driveways to water features and more, the “10 Clever Uses for Gravel in the Garden” article gives credit to this very versatile landscaping material. Take a look at these creative ways to put gravel to work in your landscape.
Just in time for Summer, Boston Magazine has featured our historic 1828 Federal property in Cambridge, MA in their “Five Outdoor Living Spaces to Celebrate Summer” article. A true transformation story, the home’s neglected grounds were reborn with lush redbud trees, shade-tolerant rhododendrons, garden steppers, climbing roses – accenting the 19th-century roots while retaining a low maintenance regimen for a 21st-century family.